As you are aware of by know if you follow my blog, I love the Fall. I had recently got a can of pumpkin and made delicious Pumpkin Spice Molasses cookies (read about it here) and not wanting it to go to waist I wanted to make something with my leftover pumpkin – hence this Fall Harvest Pumpkin Bread (sounds classier with 'Harvest' in the title).
This bread comes together really quickly, and I would love to think that it is, for the most part, almost healthy! I was also really happy as this was my first time making this bread and messing with the ingredients of countless recipes to reduce sugars and make a new bread that we’ve never had before. It has been a huge hit with my husband and my mom (and not just because they love me, they swear they like it).
1. 2 cups flour
2. ½ cup white sugar
3. 1 tsp baking soda
4. 1 tsp salt
5. 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend
6. ½ tsp extra cinnamon
7. ½ cup walnuts
8. 1/3 cup rasins
9. 1/3 cup dried cranberries
10. 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
11. ½ cup sour cream
12. ¼ cup maple syrup
13. ¼ cup apple sauce
14. 2 eggs, beaten
15. ¼ cup light oil
16. 2 tsp vanilla
· Preheat oven to 350
· In a large bowl combine ingredients 1 -6 and stir well
· To the dry ingredients add ingredients 7-9
· In a medium bowl add ingredient’s 1- -16 and stir well
· Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine (don’t over stir!)
· Grease a bread pan with cooking spray and add bread mixture
· Bake for 45- 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean
Optional Topping: Before baking the bread, toss extra walnuts (about ¼ cup) with a tablespoon each of flour and sugar, a dash of cinnamon and just under a tablespoon of butter. Using your fingers brake up the butter and for lack of a better word smoosh the ingredients together until the nuts are coted evenly. Sprinkle over the top of the bread and lightly press them down so they stay in place. Bake as normal.
That’s it for pumpkin for a while, I promise! What are some foods you’d like to see featured on my blog? Don’t forget to check out the crafting and home/entertaining pages!